Intermittent Self-Catheterisation Training for UK Nurses
We have launched a new accredited catheter training course for nurses that are looking to upskill themselves in administering ISC. We have developed a course that will give you the specialist skills required to give your ISC patients the support they require. Please note: participants must be UK residents.
Accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). This is a mark of quality and means the contents of the course has demonstrated commitment to the highest standards for continuous education for healthcare professionals. We are delighted to be aligned to the reputation that the Royal College of Nursing has.
Your Healthcare Professional Trainer
Marie Riding, nurse specialist, delivers this course virtually in an interactive style to small groups. You will develop the competence and the confidence to teach ISC to your patients. Learn more about the course from Marie by watching the below video.
“I have completed the Fittleworth ISC training course three months ago. The course is excellent for nurses who are new to ISC or nurses like myself who benefit in a refresher course. I found the content very comprehensive, precise and easy to follow, with an excellent tutor. I would recommend the course to all nurses working with patient who need to undertake ISC, either to teach the patient or to monitor their care.”
Clinical Nurse Specialist
You will learn the specialist skills required to articulate clearly to, advise and teach a patient:
- The risks and benefits associated with ISC
- The underlying indications for ISC
- The anatomy and physiology/pathophysiology of the lower urinary tract
- The measures required for infection prevention and control
- The range of different catheters; types, sizes, individual characteristics
- The ISC procedure for females & males
- Awareness of potential complications
- Recognise the indicators which would suggest the frequency for ISC
- The risk and identification of UTI; signs, symptoms and action to be taken
- The impact of ISC
- Evaluation of patient progress and adjustments to management if required
- Responsible use and ordering of equipment required
“The ISC Course provided by Fittleworth I attended last year was a very positive experience and informative course. As a Continence Nurse I found the information supplied was invaluable to my practice and the patients I see. The course information was clear and concise, presented by Marie Riding, course tutor, who was knowledgeable and experienced in working with patients. The subject, ISC, was presented in a methodical and thorough way, trouble shooting and discussion of cases were also part of the course. The literature provided added to the presentation and gave a resource to use to use in the future. I felt this course has validated and added to my knowledge and improved the service I can provide for my patients.”
Continence Specialist Nurse – Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust